Conducting Elgar (Paperback)
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Conducting Elgar (Paperback)

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Paperback 280 Pages / Published: 19/03/1998
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This is the final book in the magnificent series of advice on conducting the repertoire that Norman Del Mar had been writing until his death in February 1994. As with the previous books, each chapter is devoted to a specific work, and once again all the major orchestral works of this important composer are covered. The book culminates in an important study of The Dream of Gerontius, and it was in the middle of this chapter that Norman was forced to lay down his pen. His son, Jonathan, himself a conductor, was with him in hospital helping him, and knew what line the chapter should take. He has now completed this and seen the whole book through the press with authority and devotion. Norman Del Mar renowned in his generation as the principal interpreter of English music and in particular for his understanding of Elgar. His explanations of the subtleties of guiding an orchestra through these magnificanet scores will be a lasting memorial to his lifework and invaluable help to all those who seek to clarify this elusive music. Elgar's own recordings are frequently drawn upon, but by no means always accepted, the changing fashions of interpretation being a constantly changing subject.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198165576
Number of pages: 280
Weight: 388 g
Dimensions: 216 x 139 x 18 mm


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In this book the author brings his vast experience to bear on the problems of all the major orchestral works of the composer ... Del Mar clearly knew and loved his Elgar ... As one reads through this book fascination grows, and non-musicians will realise how much planning goes into a performance ... This is a remarkable work, both for the scholar and for the Elgar enthusiast. Amateur, and budding professional, musicians should make it one of their major text-books. * Ronald Taylor, Elgar Society Journal *

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